Transforming Our Community Through Food 


Founded in 2011, Feed Iowa First has been responding to increasing food insecurity in Linn County by growing culturally relevant vegetables for underserved communities for more than a decade. We believe health equity begins with food access; we work to meet the food needs of our community, simultaneously reducing waste, by growing what is needed and wanted. We distribute more than 45,000 lbs. of fresh produce to economically disadvantaged households, immigrant and refugee families, and anyone in need through partnerships with local food pantries, health clinics, community fridges, and low-income apartments. Our model ensures households have consistent access to fresh and culturally appropriate produce to support nutrition security. 




Latest Events

Annual Plant Sale | Newbo City Market from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

We have a variety to offer, grown right here in our shop, including delicious heirloom tomatoes found only here, sweet & spicy peppers, other veggies, herbs and flowers for only $3 each! We will have a larger variety at the plant sale, but if you want to skip the crowd, pre-order early to get some unique and amazing veggies for your garden.

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